Category Archives: Jerry Lee Lewis

The true story behind Million Dollar Quartet

by Richard Ouzounian, Theatre Critic, The Star Welcome to the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1956: four superstars, no waiting. Fate brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together that day in … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Most Influential Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneers

by Pat Gallagher, Free lance Writer, Huffington Post Rock and roll — what a concept. The pillars of uptight communities all across Northern America back in the ’50s were yelling, “Rock and roll has got to go!” In their distorted … Continue reading

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Lemmy’s Top 10 rockabilly records

In an Interview lemmy Klimister did with Jon Bosso of Mucic Radar.com, Lemmy tells us what his top 10 rockabilly songs are, and here they are; 1. Carl Perkins – Right String Baby But The Wrong Yo-Yo (1957) 2. Carl … Continue reading

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Why Does Rockabilly Music Move You?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue If you’re like me, whenever you hear a good rockabilly song, you have to  smile. There’s something about rockabilly that makes you feel good in a way that  no other musical genre … Continue reading

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Rockabilly’s Sun Studios Influenced the Lives of Virtually All Fans of Rock and Roll

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue Whether they know it or not, virtually every fan of rock music from the 50s  straight through to today has felt the influence of the tiny Memphis-based  record company Sun Studios. Started … Continue reading

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Five Starday Rockabilly Recordings That You Should Listen To

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue Starday Records was mainly a country and western label when the rockabilly  craze hit in 1954. Seeing an opportunity to cash in on the new music craze,  Starday signed many rockabilly artists. … Continue reading

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Five Obscure Rockabilly Classics You Should Know

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue One of the ways to have the most fun with rockabilly is to seek out the  obscure artists and songs. OK, it’s true: rockabilly is a pretty obscure genre  as it is–most … Continue reading

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Rebel Style In The 50′s

By Max Gibson, Fresh Jive New advances in technology and in financial services, including credit cards, spurred the rise of materialism throughout America. Mass-produced clothing became a popular choice. In many instances, conformity prevailed as conservative attire was embraced by … Continue reading

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What Makes a Great Rockabilly Song?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue As a song writer, I’ve written many rockabilly songs. Some of them have been  fairly good (in my opinion!), some admittedly not so great. Many of my songs  I’ve played in live … Continue reading

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Obscure Rockabilly Musicians Beat Around the Edges

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue I suppose you could say that rockabilly itself is obscure, but even many of  us who know and love the wild form of early rock and roll music really know only  the … Continue reading

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